Thursday, April 13, 2006

Courage

As many know and do not know, things here in OC took a huge turn for the worse. I had left my grandma for an hour to pick my mother up from the airport to find her laying on the kitchen floor with a severely fractured femur. Though in reasonable spirits, this was a huge set back for her and the family. She underwent a successful surgery that involved the implantation of a titanium rod into the hollow portion of her femur, thorough her artificial knee. The leg is now at 0% weight bearing for at least 6 weeks. She has been transferred to rehab and has begun the arduous journey to recovery of her regular functions. She has really been courageous as the title suggests, and that is the only words I can come up with for her. I am at the facility every day for 8 hours + helping her along and helping her with the physical therapy as much as possible. With a bit of luck and hard, hard work, she should be able to be coming home with some temporary at home care and therapy in a few weeks or so (we hope less, but that is up to her surgeon and her own progress) In a couple of weeks, I will be passing the baton to my father, and then he will in turn pass the baton to my uncle to keep her steady and occupied during this time... Although this could not be under worse conditions, my time here with her is cherished. I will ask her if I can take some inspirational pictures of her progress. Though she will probably decline to allow them. The had her stand the first day after surgery, and are teaching her how to function minus the left leg. She has been incredible in her patience and determination, and is my hero......

3 comments:

Jasked said...

Sorry to hear the terrible news. It's great that she has such a wonderful family to support her through this.

Darcy said...

The whole Tringham clan wishes her the speediest of recoveries.

Joaquin said...

Thanks for the kind words. Update:She's doing great.